Green Darner

Anax junius

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Description

Length: 75mm

This large Hawker is one of the commonest in North America but in 1998, after hurricane conditions in the USA, it was recordedĀ in the Scilly Isles and Cornwall. It is similar in appearance to the Emperor Dragonfly but S2 is blue with no central black line.

Habitat

Common in the United States.

Status & Distribution

A very rare vagrant. Only recorded in the UK in September 1998 when hurricane conditions in the USA caused its displacement accross the Atlantic. Seven specimens were seen in the Scilly Isles and Cornwall.

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Similar species

Similar in appearance to the Emperor Dragonfly but has no central line on S2 and has brownish eyes.